Finally reading Kevin Conroy’s email from July 14 about AOL’s product and they are looking for new growth opportunities in older, proven niches:
Increase toolbar distribution: Do biz dev deals to get their toolbar out there to more users. They get a rev share on paid search monetization, split three ways among them, their distribution partners, and Google.
Desktop app distribution: Increase the distribution of their ad-supported apps such as AIM by stepping up their marketing efforts (ROI driven)
Monetize email users: Self explanatory
Monetize Truveo: Self explanatory